You probably use paper and packaging products every day. Maybe you even know how they are made. But how much do you know about the people who bring them to you? The families who watch over our forests, re-growing and replanting, protecting wildlife and water, and making sure nothing goes to waste? Have you seen the Faces of the Forest?
Did you know these Forest Facts?
- Our Nation’s forests and grasslands provide some of the most important habitats for wildlife and fish. They provide countless benefits—ecological, recreational, economic, and cultural—to both nature and society.
- 100 trees remove 53 tons of carbon dioxide and 430 pounds of other air pollutants per year.
- The number of trees in the U.S. has increased by 20 percent since 1970.
- More than 56 percent of U.S. forests are privately owned, much of it by family forest owners who manage their lands to provide value to future generations.
For these fun facts and to learn more, go to: Forest Facts